NUJ in parliament
27 July 2017
The NUJ has an all-party parliamentary group which meets regularly while the UK parliament is sitting.
The chair of the group is Clive Lewis, a former broadcast journalist and MP for Norwich South. The vice-chairs will be from across the political spectrum and will be confirmed after the summer recess.
The NUJ is not affiliated to any political party and organises meetsing and campaigns with politicians on union priorities agreed by NUJ members.
The NUJ campaigns and communications department is responsible for working with members of the NUJ parliamentary group. To raise issues in parliament please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The NUJ also works with the Trade Union Co-ordinating Group and supports TUC parliamentary campaigns.
The NUJ takes an interest in a range of parliamentary committees, contributes to parliamentary inquiries and public consultations on legislation. Details of all the latest bills and legislation are available on the www.parliament.uk website.
NUJ parliamentary campaigns:
BBC Love it or Lose it: access the latest news about NUJ BBC campaigns.
Local News Matters: access the latest news about the NUJ LNM campaign.
Safeguarding journalists and their sources: access the latest news about the NUJ surviellance campaign.
International: the union fights for press freedom and trade union rights across the globe. Access the latest information about our international campaigns.
NUJ briefings and submissions
All the unions briefings and submissions are published and available on the dedicated web page:
Early day motions (EDMs)
Early day motions are tabled in parliament for MPs to support.
Latest list of all EDMs.
You can ask your MP to support an EDM in parliament.
The EDMs listed below are supported by the NUJ.
You can find out what your local MP has said on NUJ related issues and you can contact your MP via the They Work For You website.
Early Day Motions supported by the NUJ
Last parliamentary session ending June 2017 -
EDM 1109: LOCAL NEWS MATTERS
EDM 1002: PROTECTION OF WHISTLEBLOWERS MAKING PUBLIC INTEREST DISCLOSURES
EDM 474: FREEDOM OF THE MEDIA IN TURKEY
EDM 431: RESTRUCTURING OF BBC MONITORING SERVICES
EDM 304: JOURNALISTS AT BBC PARLIAMENT CHANNEL
EDM 150: TRINITY MIRROR AND GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY
EDM: 128: FUTURE OF THE BBC NEWS CHANNEL
EDM 7: RELOCATION OF THE BLACK COUNTRY BUGLE
Last parliamentary session ending May 2016 -
EDM1310: JOB LOSSES AT GUARDIAN NEWSPAPERS
EDM 1187: CLOSURE OF THE INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER'S PRINT TITLES
EDM 1039: FINANCIAL TIMES PENSION SCHEME
EDM 1017: JOB LOSSES IN LOCAL NEWSPAPERS
EDM 954: NEWSQUEST TITLES IN GLASGOW
EDM 930: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000
EDM 821: FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN TURKEY
EDM 630: END IMPUNITY FOR CRIMES TARGETING JOURNALISTS
EDM 421: JOB LOSSES AND BUSINESS STRATEGY AT MEDIA WALES
EDM 263: SURVEILLANCE OF TRADE UNIONS AND THEIR MEMBERS
EDM 179: LOCAL NEWSPAPERS IN SOUTH LONDON
EDM 93: TRINITY MIRROR JOB LOSSES
EDM 903: YEMEN AND THE KILLING OF JOURNALIST ABDULKARIM AL-KHAIWANI
EDM 902: CARMEN ARISTEGUI AND JOURNALISM IN MEXICO
EDM 899: COVERT SURVEILLANCE OF TRADE UNIONS
EDM 854: STATE OF MEDIA FREEDOM IN TURKEY
EDM 670: DEFENCE OF JOURNALISTS AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
EDM 352: SAFEGUARDING JOURNALISTS AND THEIR SOURCES
EDM 203 DIVERSITY IN THE MEDIA
EDM 170: IMPRISONMENT OF JOURNALISTS IN EGYPT
EDM 1307: PRIVATE COPYING COPYRIGHT EXCEPTION
EDM 1273: MEDIA PLURALISM
EDM 1160: FUTURE OF BBC THREE
EDM 1088: NEWSQUEST NEWSPAPERS AND LOCAL JOURNALISM
EDM 1021: TERRORISM ACT AND PRESS FREEDOM
EDM 956: AL JAZEERA JOURNALISTS IN DETENTION IN EGYPT
EDM 909: THREATS TO ANABEL HERNÁNDEZ
EDM 886: LIVERPOOL POST NEWSPAPER
EDM 844: BANNING OF JOURNALISTS FROM FOOTBALL GROUNDS
EDM 795: DEFENCE OF PUBLIC INTEREST AND THE PROSECUTION OF JOURNALISTS
EDM 739: FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT FOR PALESTINIAN JOURNALISTS
EDM 520: TRANSPARENCY OF LOBBYING, NON-PARTY CAMPAIGNING AND TRADE UNION ADMINISTRATION BILL
EDM 309: ATTACKS ON MEDIA FREEDOMS IN TURKEY
EDM 234: CLOSURE OF PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTER IN GREECE
EDM 211: NATIONAL MEDIA MUSEUM
EDM 194: INCOME INEQUALITY
EDM 191: IMPORTANCE OF ARTS AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
EDM 183: THREAT OF CLOSURE TO NORTHERN MUSEUMS
EDM 138: DEPARTMENT FOR CULTURE, MEDIA AND SPORT FUNDING OF S4C
EDM 126: RESPECT AT WORK IN THE MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRIES
EDM 80: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000
EDM 67: VICTIMISATION OF TRADES UNION REPRESENTATIVES IN THE HOME DEPARTMENT
EDM 42: HILLSBOROUGH, ANNE WILLIAMS AND JUSTICE